1 dead, 3 injured in Missouri store shooting

One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Saturday at a convenience store in Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed to The Hill that one 28-year-old suspect is in custody over the shooting, which took place in Koshkonong, a town near the border with Arkansas.

The conditions of the three injured people were not immediately clear, but authorities confirmed that one of them was airlifted to an area hospital. 


Oregon County Sheriff Eric King also confirmed to The Associated Press that the suspect, who used a handgun in the shooting, knew at least one of the victims.

The attack is the latest in a string of mass shootings that have rocked the nation.

After a reprieve from mass shootings during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, there have been several in the past two months, including in Atlanta; Boulder, Colo.; Orange, Calif.; and Wilmington, N.C.

The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings as incidents involving four or more victims.